This haunting ballad was written by Nick Cave for Marianne Faithfull. The pair also co-wrote the Give My Love to London track "Deep Water." Faithfull previously included three of Cave's tunes on her 2005 album Before the Poison.
The song is a slice of junkie mythology, which finds the songstess imagining herself as a ghost wafting along the Golborne road in Notting Hill, London. Faithfull told Mojo magazine. "I have been up the Golbourne road to score. but I didn't realise until I went back there with Rob (Ellis, producer) to the fish and chip shop. It's a fascinating song because its very English. you know the English way, we were never waiting for the man. We were running desperately after the man."
"Here Comes Your Man" is the closest the Pixies came to a hit in America. It was rumored to be about a drug dealer, but Black Francis says it's just a story about some hobos who travel by train and die in an earthquake.